From Left to Right: R.J. Corman Railroad Services VP Mark Boyle; Dan Blair, Executive Director of TriMet's Transit Systems and Asset Support Division; and John Weston, Executive Director of TriMet's Maintenance Operations.
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People News: Michael Baker International, R.J. Corman, TriMet, CABT, NS

Michael Baker International strengthens its Rail and Transit team. Also, R.J. Corman Railroad Services Vice President Mark Boyle is appointed to the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA); TriMet names two new members to its executive leadership team; Emily DeLuca is named as the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks’ (CABT) new Director of Advocacy; and Norfolk Southern (NS) announces leadership changes within its Marketing division.

“Our robust suite of integrated services is tailored to meet clients’ evolving energy needs, propelling them beyond net-zero emissions in a world that demands progressive energy solutions,” said Kris Dramby, who is heading VHB’s new Energy Evolution Practice.
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VHB Launches Energy Consultancy Division

Watertown, Mass.-based VHB’s new Energy Evolution Practice is providing consultancy services for “clean energy” infrastructure projects across the transportation (transit, rail, airports and port authorities), real estate, institutional, and energy markets, as

“Railroads don’t get much attention when they are working but, were they unavailable, the void would be noticed immediately throughout America,” Warrant E. Buffett, Chairman/CEO of BNSF parent company Berkshire Hathaway Inc., wrote in a shareholder letter. “A century from now, BNSF will continue to be a major asset of the country and of Berkshire. You can count on that.”

BNSF Closes 2023 With Net Earnings, Volumes Down

While Warren E. Buffett, Chairman/CEO of BNSF parent company Berkshire Hathaway Inc., told shareholders in a Feb. 24 letter that he “erred” in his 2023 expectations for the Class I railroad, he was “particularly proud of both BNSF’s contribution to the country and the people who work in sub-zero outdoor jobs in North Dakota and Montana winters to keep America’s commercial arteries open.”